How to remove Windows 10's Settings app tips

On Windows 10 version 1709 and later, the Settings app includes tips with embedded videos to highlight different ways you can use related features within the pages you view.

Although these tips can be helpful, the tips available are limited, and chances ar, if you're an average or advanced user you already know them.

If you don't find the Settings tips useful, Windows 10 includes at least two ways to remove them using the Local Group Policy Editor and Registry.

In this Windows 10 guide, we walk you through the steps to remove tips, including those embedded videos located on the right side of a page in the Settings app.

How to remove Settings tips using Group Policy

If you're running Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise), the easiest way to remove tips on the right side of the Settings pages is to use the Local Group Policy Editor. Follow these steps:

  1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
  2. Type gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Browse the following path:Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel
  4. On the right side, double-click the Allow Policy Tips policy.

  1. Select the Disable option.

  1. Click Apply.
  2. Click OK.

After you complete these steps, just re-open the Settings app, and throughout the experience, you should no longer see any tips, including text or video.

Settings with tips (left), Settings without tips (right).

If you change your mind, you can roll back the previous settings using the same instructions, but on step No. 5, select the Not Configured option.

How to remove Settings tips using Registry

On Windows 10 Home, you won't have access to the Local Group Policy Editor, but you can still disable tips in the Settings app by modifying the Registry.

Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don't do it correctly. We recommend making a full backup of your PC before proceeding.

  1. Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
  2. Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
  3. Browse the following path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    • Quick Tip: Starting with Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update), you can copy and paste the path in the new Registry's address bar to quickly jump to the key destination.
  4. Right-click the Explorer key, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  1. Name the key AllowOnlineTips and press Enter.
  2. Double-click the newly created DWORD and make sure its value is set to 0.

  1. Click OK.

Once you complete these steps, open the Settings app, and in pages like Multitasking, you should no longer see tips, including embedded videos.

At any time, you can revert the changes and show tips in the Settings app with the same instructions, but on step No. 6, make sure to set the DWORD value to 1, or just right-click the AllowOnlineTips key and select the Delete option to remove it.

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Mauro Huculak

Mauro Huculak is technical writer for His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.